The tiny island of Curacao is notorious for its pristine white sandy beaches, but did you know that the island has an underwater world, rich in colorful coral and tropical fish beyond your wildest imagination. People travel from aboard just to experience what it’s like to dive these spots. If you are a first-time diver, Curacao will be the perfect spot to learn how to dive in these warm Caribbean waters. We found the most famous diving sites on sunny Curacao, check it out:
1.The Superior Producer
If you are looking for one of the best-rated wreck dives in the Caribbean, The Superior Producer in Curacao is a must-see. The Superior Producer was a large cargo freighter that sank in 1977 and is now home to all sorts of corals and colorful fish at a depth of 30 meters deep. You can find the entire rainbow of colors in sponge coral, as well as big barracuda fish, and even groupers that swim around the ship. This site can be accessed by shore or by boat and is more suited for advanced divers.
2. Mushroom Forest
The Mushroom forest is also a very popular spot amongst divers. Intermediate level divers will be astounded by the giant protruding mountains of coral. Schools of curious fish and turtles may also be part of your diving trip, making it a fantastic experience to enjoy the marine life. You’ll most likely end up in the famous Blue Room, an underwater cave of vividly crystal clear water. Currents can be rough, so take some precaution if you are still a beginner. You can access this dive site by boat and its depths reach about 25 meters.
Watamula is one of the best dives you will have when diving in Curacao, we suggest you don’t miss out on this opportunity. A virtually untouched reef, the Watamula dive has so many large healthy coral, this is something you won’t find just anywhere. It’s an explosion of bright blues, lavenders, greens and oranges when discover Watamula’s natural majesty, you might even see a nurse shark swimming by. This is definitely an advanced level dive as currents can be very rough, dive schools only schedule this excursion once/twice a week due to the unpredictable nature of the currents on the North shores.
4. Playa Kalki
Playa Kalki is also known as, Alice Wonderland, a spectacularly beautiful underwater adventure. You will be immersed by thousands of Caribbean fish and a diverse range of star, sponge, and brain coral. It’s impossible to be disappointed by this dive, as every corner of the abundant reef is gorgeous, healthy and thriving. The site can be accessed by the shore before walking down a flight of limestone stairs to reach the ocean.
These are just five of the best scuba diving site on the island, but there are about 40 more to be explored on your trip. You can schedule your next diving trip with your hotel or any of the diving schools on Curacao. The adventure awaits, what are you waiting for?
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